The v17.5 GOLD release is now available!

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The v17.5 GOLD release is now available!

We’re happy to announce that the v17.5 release is now GOLD!

Once again, we’d first like to thank our active Schoolbox Help community, as it’s your ideas that continue to shape our future product releases.

This update includes new enhanced abilities to provide feedback to students, as well as plenty of nice-to-have features, which we have previously outlined.

Release Candidate Walkthrough

To become familiar with some of the most important updates and features of v17.5, make sure you’ve watched our Webinar Walkthrough, hosted by product director James Leckie.

To further support you in rolling out the new release to your staff, we have also provided Change Management Tips and Changes For Teachers guides.

A refresh of the v17.5 features:

Inline Annotations

Due to the upcoming retirement of the Crocodoc inline annotation system, we’ve worked with Kami to provide new enhanced abilities to give feedback to your students.

Along with the features you’ve come to love, there are some additional new functionalities to get excited about.

LTI Embed Extension

This extension to the LTI standard allows you to use the ‘Embed Learning Tool’ component to browse a third party resource and embed it in your Schoolbox instance.

Other changes and features

Additional updates include improvements to the ePortfolio blog and Resource Booking features, as well as a new Markbook column freeze, which maintains visibility of all the key information you need.

To find out more, make sure you read the full release notes!

Additional v17.5 features

Since our beta release, we’ve included some bonus features that you should know about:

Important things to know

Crocodoc Retirement

As part of this update and due to the pending retirement of Crocodoc, Schoolbox will begin migrating all documents out of Crocodoc and into our new system, Kami.

As Crocodoc will be shutting down on the 31st of December, it is crucial that all of our schools upgrade to v17.5 before December 15th, so that we can quickly (and painlessly) move you to Kami.

Usage Tracking

As Schoolbox is committed to continually improve, we have introduced a new opt-in feature to help us collect anonymous data of how you use your instance, day-to-day. This will help our team build our future roadmap, focusing on the features which you use the most, and maximising your investment.

We would like to strongly encourage you to participate and help us build a better product. Don’t worry – your privacy will be completely protected as all data collected is anonymous, and no data will be shared outside of our company.

For further information, please check the Privacy Policy on our website.

To receive the v17.5 upgrade

Please choose a time for us to perform your upgrade from the available options.
Choose a time

As upgrading from v16 will cause a dramatic change in teacher workflow, we advise that you take that into consideration and choose the best possible time for your teaching staff!

Talk soon!
– The Schoolbox team